I am Laertes son Oddysseus
10 years after the Trojan War Odysseus arrived at in Phaeacia ruled by Alcinous where Alcinous would ask Odysseus to tell him about his adventures
"I have been detained long by Calypso loveliest among goddesses, who held me in her smooth caves, to be her hearts delight, as Circe of Aeaea, the enchantress, desired me, and detained me in her hall"
The wind that carried west from Ilium brought me to Ismarus, on the far shore, a strong point on the coast of Cicones. "I stormed that place and killed the men who fought"
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"My men stood up and made a fight of it- backed on the ship, with lances kept in play from bright morning through the blaze of noon holding our beach, although so far outnumbered"
"6 benches were left empty in every ship that evening when we pulled away from death. And with this new grief we bore with us to sea"
No ship made sail next day until some shipmate had raised a cry, three times, for each poor ghost unfleshed by the Cicones on that field
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